07 Feb

Brand Protection: How Track and Trace Can Help Secure Your Supply Chain

Is your supply chain leaking? No, we’re not talking about shipping containers dripping with unknown substances. We’re talking about products, raw materials, and components making their way into or out of the legitimate supply lines and marketplaces for your products.

Like a leak in your[...]

31 Jan

All About Thermal Labels: How Does Heat Work with Labels?

When buying custom labels, communication is key, especially if a certain term can have more than one meaning.

Mention the phrase “thermal labels” to your label printer and prepare yourself for follow-up questions. There are, in fact, two different ways of using heat to apply images and words to[...]

24 Jan

How Custom Labels Keep Healthcare Clinics Running Smoothly

Compared to million-dollar MRI machines and DNA sequencers, custom labels may not seem like consequential healthcare investments. But labels are indispensable for keeping healthcare clinics organized. They avert mixups, keep patients safe, ensure regulatory compliance, and promote efficiency.[...]

17 Jan

Will Your Product Label Last? How to Get a Durable Label

The life of a label is rarely easy, with labels enduring a ceaseless barrage of attacks. If it’s not temperature extremes assaulting adhesive, it’s pounding sunlight compromising colors. If it’s not rough hands ripping away at materials, it’s moisture turning masterpieces of design into pulpy[...]

10 Jan

Label Roundup: 10 Iconic Beauty Product Labels

A great beauty product label doesn’t just say, “Our product will make you look beautiful and smell nice.” It’s about connecting to consumers on a deeper level and saying, “We know you and we’ll take care of you. We can help you be your best, most confident self.”

In addition, a beauty product[...]

19 Dec

Security Labels, Brand Protection, and Your Company

Your brand is much more than your logo, font, or colors. Your brand is the totality of your customers’ experiences with and expectations of your products. As countless marketing gurus point out, your brand is a promise — a promise of quality and credibility.

A strong brand tells customers what[...]

13 Dec

2018 in Review: A Year in Custom Labels

Is it December already? The end of the year always seems to come with an explosion of activity. But if you can find the time, it can be rewarding to pause for a few moments to take stock of where you started the year and how far you’ve come.

In the custom label industry, 2018 was another year of[...]

06 Dec

Roll, Sheet, or Stack: What Label Format Is Best for Your Business?

When you buy groceries, the question is “paper or plastic?” At a fast food counter you’ll hear, “For here or to go?” When you order custom labels, before your label printer can finalize your order, they’ll want to know, “Do you want those labels in rolls, sheets, or stacks of cut singles?”

It’s[...]

03 Dec

No Kidding: Custom Labels for Children’s Products

As you think about the labels that will bring your brand’s children’s products to life, the first things you might think about are the slobbery, sticky hands that will handle them, the days they will be left out in the cold, sun, rain, and heat, and the tumbles they’ll take as their proud owners[...]

21 Nov

Color Expectations: The Conversations to Have With Your Label Vendor

To a printer, a color is not just a color. The colors we perceive from printed material are the result of the interplay between the ink, the printing technique used, and the surface printed upon. To meet your color expectations, your label printer will have to examine each of these factors with[...]

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